1827 – Beethoven Dies

26th March 1827

1827 was the year that Ludwig Van Beethoven, at the age of 56, died . His friend, Anselm Hüttenbrenner, who was present at his death, reported that Beethoven died during a thunderstorm.

29th March 1827

Beethoven’s funeral was held on 29th March 1827, and was attended by over 20 thousand people in Vienna. Among his torchbearers was Franz Schubert, who died the following year. Beethoven was buried in Währing cemetery, located in North-West Vienna.

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A lesser-known composer from England, James Hook, also died in 1827. It isn’t known on which date he died.

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